Not much has changed from the regular season to the post-season for the Mounds View High School girls soccer team. The Mustangs went undefeated and gave up just five goals in the regular season and that trend has continued in the Section 5AA playoffs.
The Mounds View High School girls tennis team wrapped up the Section 5AA team title on Oct. 10 with a 5-2 victory over Centennial. The victory sends the Mustangs to the Class AA state tournament for the seventh consecutive season.
For the first time this season, all three Bulletin-area high school football teams lost in the same week last Friday. Two of losses put serious dents in the conference-championship hopes of two of the teams.
Mounds View and White Bear Lake have developed quite a football rivalry over the years but this week’s tilt between the Mustangs and Bears doesn’t have quite the cachet that it has had in past seasons. The biggest chore for Mounds View’s coaches this week might be keeping their players from looking past White Bear.
While the main focus of the season up to this point for the Mounds View High School girls swimming and diving team has been on winning conference dual meets, that changes for the next couple of weeks. The Mustangs have no duals on the schedule this week as they prepare for true-team competition.
Another week into October and another fall high school sport kicks off its post-season.
Last week it was girls tennis and this week it’s soccer. The seeds for the Section 5AA playoffs were determined on Sunday and here’s a look at where the Bulletin-area teams ended up.
The final two rounds of the Section 5AA girls tennis team tournament are this week and Mounds View is among four teams still in contention. The Mustangs are seeking their seventh consecutive trip to state.
The District 621 high school football teams’ games last week started an hour apart. That would have given anyone who was so inclined time to catch parts of both contests.
Those who were able to see the endings of those games were doubly rewarded for their efforts. They got to see a pair of fourth-quarter rallies that led to dramatic finishes.